Loaded for Action


Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:14

A little boy, whilst playing in a park, found a belt of bullets. He ran over to his father to show him what he had found. His father warned him that a single bullet is enough to kill a lion and that the bullets should be returned to where he had found them. As the boy ran along to place back the bullets, a small pup chased him. The little boy, in an effort to save himself, threw bullet after bullet at the pup, but to no effect. Eventually the owner came to the scene and with just one instruction, the pup stopped in its track.

Thereafter the boy innocently asked his father, “If one bullet can kill a lion, how come so many bullets could not stop a pup?” The father’s simple reply was, “My dear son! A bullet will only work if it is loaded in a gun.”

In the same way, a person may ask, “I have books and books loaded with incidents of how Allah Ta‘ala’s help came to the Muslims. How is it that I, as a Muslim do not enjoy the same help of Allah Ta‘ala?” The simple reply is that those Muslims were Muslims in the true sense of the word, loaded with good actions. This drew the help of Allah Ta‘ala. We too need to load our lives with good actions. Then insha-Allah, we too will enjoy the help of Allah Ta‘ala.


The True Meaning of “Zikrullah”


Monday, 12 March 2018 15:46

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The true meaning of “zikrullah” (the remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala) is that no matter which place, situation and condition a person may be in, he is conscious and aware of Allah Ta‘ala and of what Allah Ta‘ala wants from him at that time. Similarly, he is conscious of the laws of Deen that are directed towards him at that moment. Generally, I emphasize and encourage my friends upon acquiring this form of zikr in their lives. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 21)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za


Being Pleased with the Decision of Allah Ta‘ala


Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:09

Hazrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] mentioned:

It is necessary for man to be pleased and grateful to Allah Ta‘ala for whatever condition He has kept him in. This is called “radha bil qadha’ (being pleased with the decisions of Allah Ta‘ala). This is really the dictates of humility. It is necessary for a lover of Allah Ta‘ala to be pleased with whatever His beloved decides for him. Therefore, for one to be uncomfortable and troubled in any way is incorrect, especially when we believe that Allah Ta‘ala is our Rabb and the Rabb of the entire world. Whatever a Murabbi (Nurturer) does, he does it for our tarbiyah (nurturing) and for our goodness even though one undergoes some difficulty.

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Fashion Trap


Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:26

While it is absolutely correct that one should not judge a book by its cover, often the cover does indicate what the book contains. When one possesses the true love of Allah Ta‘ala and His beloved Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the heart, that love will certainly manifest itself in all one’s actions and deeds. It will also dictate one’s likes and dislikes. The true love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) will make one love every aspect of his way of life. It will also generate the deep dislike for the way of life of his enemies.

Modern-day fashions, the creations of those who reject Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), are in direct opposition to the mode of dress that Islam advocates for men and women. But alas, Muslims also take pride in donning the fashions of the west, the very west which hates Islam and the Muslims to the core.

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The Blessing of Food


Monday, 12 February 2018 16:33

Every grain of food and every drop of water (or other halaal drink) is a great bounty of Allah Ta‘ala. Deliberately wasting any food is indeed a severe ingratitude. Ingratitude to the favours of Allah Ta‘ala results in the wrath of Allah Ta‘ala descending and the snatching away of that bounty.

The practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in this regard was to thoroughly clean the utensil from which he ate. He also stressed upon the Ummah to do so. Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed that the fingers should be licked after eating and the utensil should also be cleaned. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then said: “You do not know in which particle of food the barakah (blessing) lies”. (Saheeh Muslim #5300)

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Inspirational Advice

The Hallmark of Humility

Jubair bin Nufair (rahimahullah) narrates:

On one occasion, a group of people praised ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saying, “By Allah! We never saw a man who dispenses justice, speaks the truth and is more severe upon the hypocrites than you, O Ameerul Mu-mineen! You are the best of people (from the Sahaabah) after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!”

Hearing this, ‘Auf bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) objected, “You have not spoken the truth! By Allah, I have seen another man who is actually the greatest (from the Sahaabah) after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!” When the people asked ‘Auf (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who this person was, he replied, “Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).”

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